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February 11, 2011
So, whose behavior are we "managing"?

Written by Dr. Carosso When we think of behavior management, we tend to think of time-honored strategies such as time-out, loss of privilege, or "grounding" a child. We tend to think of "behavior management" as how a child's behavior will be managed. Instead, we may be better-off to think of behavior management of how the […]

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December 31, 2010
Behavior Charts: How to Make Them Work

Written by Dr. Carosso Sticker charts can be an invaluable resource. Kids love to get stickers, which are inexpensive, highly motivating, and can be used numerous times throughout the day or week. From my professional and personal experience, I have seen first-hand how kid’s eyes light-up when they earn stickers, and the opportunity to cash-in […]

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December 2, 2010
Spanking: Might makes Right?

Written by Dr. Carosso Okay, as a professional you know that I am supposed to tell you that corporal punishment (spanking) is a no-no and you shouldn’t do it. I’m supposed to tell you that it’s ineffective and simply does not work. Well, I’m not going to tell you that; or at least not that […]

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October 28, 2010
Relationship: The Foundation of Discipline

Written by: Dr. John Carosso How beneficial is time-out, taking away the TV, or ‘grounding’ a child from going outside? Of course, all of these can be effective, as most parents have come towjW find, but if you rely too heavily on these strategies, what happens? Well, first, your household can become like a gulag; […]

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October 28, 2010
The Softer and Closer Approach

I am hard pressed to contemplate a more significant or relevant mantra for teachers or parents. I have espoused the "softer and closer" approach since that time, and can think of no better way to connect with a child whether working as a mental health professional, or as a parent.

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